Keegan and Jack find their way back to each other and start a new life together as man and wife, thinking that all their pain from the past is behind them. Keegan tries to build a future with Jack but is distracted by the many unanswered questions that she still has about her ex-husband's death. A state police investigator working undercover, Will Henderson was shot and killed at the hand of his childhood friend and drug dealer Troy Martin. To help find the answers she seeks, Keegan decides to write a book, Ultimate Cost, about the sacrifices Will made to save those he loved. Keegan's book reunites her with a former boyfriend who provides new opportunities that she never before envisioned for herself. In the meantime, a woman from Jack's past reenters his life, only for him to discover that she has been harboring a secret ever since their breakup eighteen years ago. Keegan's and Jack's happiness is put in jeopardy as their heartaches of yesterday continue to haunt their dreams for tomorrow.
S.T. Heller was born and raised in Maryland. She now lives on a lake in southern Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. Retired from a local school system, she has two children and five grandchildren. Along with enjoying fun times on the lake with family and friends, her other pastimes include quilting and making pottery. She loves the sound of her grandchildren's laughter, daydreaming on a beach by the water's edge, getting lost in a good book, and floating on the lake at sunset.